Report: Tuchel Lost Influence Over the PSG Locker Room in Final Days as Manager; Neymar and Mbappe “Did What They Wanted”

With Thomas Tuchel now unveiled as the new manager for Chelsea FC, much has been talked about just over how he will handle such a role. But for some, there could be a few takeaways over from Tuchel’s Paris Saint-Germain managerial run that could be noted of.

For one, Tuchel enjoyed great success with PSG but behind the scenes, it may have been a different story.

A report from L’Equipe touched on Tuchel and just how he managed the star-studded cast of players.

For one, Tuchel’s last days in charge as manager of PSG came with a few issues.

As the report notes, the German manager “lost the influence” from the PSG players. This was most noted with both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

The report adds that the two often had the “tendency to do what they wanted.” The report did not go into extensive detail over this matter but did add that in such in-game situations when it came to defending, the pair did not give much to contribute into helping the team secure possession back.

This prompted PSG to go out and find a manager who it deemed to be one to which the players would truly listen to. The club’s board went out “looking for a coach more able to frame the players, less afraid to say yes or no.”

PSG has now found that manager in Mauricio Pochettino. And as the report also touches upon, there have been noted tweaks in his early managerial run when compared to Tuchel. From the now intensive morning training sessions to the emphasis on physical work, Pochettino has come in and stamped his mark as the clear new boss for the team.

More so, Pochettino is now asking for more effort from Neymar and Mbappe when out of possession.

Overall, Pochettino is surely working to revamp PSG and put together a team prepared for each and every fixture.

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